Blockchain designed to fight record tampering

Blockchain uses a decentralised way of storing information. PHOTO: ST FILE
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BEIJING - A scandal in record tampering that toppled a Nobel Laureate's career at a private United States university gave birth to blockchain technology.

That was in the early 1990s, when the ink used in different notebooks was the basis of an accusation targeted at a researcher who co-wrote a paper with Nobel laureate David Baltimore.

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